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Mar 19
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Questions to Ask When Considering Cloud Storage

Posted by: Adnan Raja in DRJ Blogs

Tagged in: Cloud Hosting

Adnan Raja

 

If you are new to the cloud hosting industry, you may be slightly confused by the variety of options available regarding cloud storage. You may keep hearing the term “cloud computing” and not quite understanding what it means. You may not even be sure if the cloud is just hype. Choosing a cloud hosting provider can be difficult, but with just a few tips, you will be fast on your way to your new host.

Do I need my data in a specific location? While many initially believe that the cloud is actually an invisible force located high above our heads, the cloud actually serves as a platform hosted in a number of data centers. If you work in an industry where the location the data resides is important, you should look for a provider who provides the option of controlling the location of the cloud.

How difficult is it to integrate a cloud solution? Integration can be an incredibly complex process—even with the best platform. More than likely, your in-house team of developers will need to devote time to learning the new software. To minimize costs, you may be able to utilize integration software.

Is the cloud really flexible? Many are attracted to the environment provided by cloud hosting because it is extremely flexible. Scalability is a driving factor of this design.

Will I really save money? Cloud storage allows you to use as many (or as few) resources as you need, meanwhile only paying for what you use. This allows organizations to cater their resource requirements to the time of year, type of website, applications, etc.

Cloud hosting is a great solution for those who are looking for an innovative way to store their applications and other data in a flexible, secure environment.